Meetings Watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners have 13 items to consider and vote on when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library north annex. The action items: • Requests to attend the National Association of Counties annual conference July 11-14 in New Orleans. • A request to approve a resolution concerning Judah subdivision. • […]

No-sew pillows on upcoming show

Information on making a no-sew pillow with a faux quilting technique using rubber stamps, why dry beans are good for our health, and how to build and finish a custom cornice will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is going to demonstrate how to create a […]

Old TV mascots creepy

Since the latter part of the 19th century brand mascots have been a staple in advertising for companies large and small. Sometimes their use has verged on the creepy and things don’t always go the company way. For instance, Taco Bell is well past its Chihuahua spokesperson and has co-opted brand mascot leader Ronald McDonald […]

Remembering Black Jack and others

April showers bring … memories of some historical residents of eastern New Mexico. Washington Lindsey, Jerry Nuzum, Black Jack Ketchum and Julie McKinney all died in the month that begins again this week. For those younger than 100: • Lindsey, a longtime Portales school board member, helped form Roosevelt County before he became New Mexico’s […]

On the shelves — March 30

The following books are now available for check-out: Clovis-Carver Public Library Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965 by Sarah Thuesen was given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Ange Green. Drawing on archival records and oral histories, this book gives voice to students, parents, teachers, […]

Living his dream

Trevor Carter finished fourth place recently in a qualifier for Road to a Horse. His road to a career in horses started years before. Carter, 33, is a Texas native who trains horses with his wife, Tara, just outside of Clovis. He is a horse trainer and clinician. He owns six horses himself, but the […]

Police blotter — March 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Thursday Caller reported: • 1:31 a.m.: Prowlers, 3000 block of Lilac Road. • 2:20 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 700 block of Ross Street. • 6:20 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 200 block of Gary Street. • 6:51 a.m.: Burglary, 500 block of Wearherford Street. […]

Real issue? Luxury’s too expensive

My friend Barney from New Jersey has a heart of gold and he would sell it by the ounce. He hobbles to the mailbox to get his disability check each month, all the while muttering how the rest of us need to stop complaining about tough times. Barney drives a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado, just slightly […]

Answers, questions in your dreams

Neuroscientists tell us that those who claim they never dream, simply do not remember what they have dreamt. They tell us, from their research, that dreams are a necessary part of the neurological resolution of issues going on in our conscious and our subconscious realities. Far more intriguing, of course, are the times and places […]

Robinson humble despite Army accolades

Damian Robinson has received significant recognition for his accomplishments this month, but he insists it’s a team-first mentality. Robinson, a 2005 graduate of Clovis High, is in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was named non-commissioned officer of the year at the conclusion of the four-day Expeditionary Sustainment Command competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, on March […]

What’s happening — March 30

Today 2014 Home & Garden Show — 11 a.m., Clovis Civic Center, Tickets: Adults $3, children 12 and under $1, children 5 and under are free with paid adult. Information: 935-5000   Tuesday Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or Relay For Life of […]

Survey: Risky behavior down among NM teens

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer New Mexico teens seem to be making better choices than they were a decade ago but it’s still up for debate how well teens in eastern New Mexico are doing when it comes to risky behaviors. According to information released last week by the New Mexico Department of […]

Noodles and notes fundraiser draws crowd

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer Dozens of area residents poured into First United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Clovis Saturday afternoon to fill up on spaghetti and cupcakes. Clovis High School band students were holding their annual Noodles and Notes fundraiser to pay for various band expenses, such as instruments and repairs, […]

Candidate Q&As: District 64 state representative

CNJ staff Republicans Randal Crowder, 63, and Wade Lopez, 27, are candidates for the District 64 state representative seat. Clovis Republican Anna Crook held the position 20 years before announcing her retirement last month. The primary election is June 3. We asked both candidates questions via email. Their responses were edited for grammar, spelling and […]

Cats fall short again in tourney

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team outhit its opponents 22-20 in three games of the Rio Rancho Classic, but the Wildcats had nothing to show for it. The Cats committed 14 errors in the tournament, including five in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Roswell Goddard in the seventh-place game of the event. Junior […]

Friday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Semifinals Texico 15, Dexter 0 Texico    005  28 —15    13    3 Dexter    000  00 —  0    1    4 Gentry Doolittle (5 IP, 1 H, O R, 0W, 5 K, 46 pitches) and Josh Tredway; Domenic Lomeli, Mario Contreras (5) and Anthony Sandoval. W — Doolittle. L — Lomeli. Top Texico […]

Remembering close calls

Have you had some close calls in your life? I’m thinking about those times you were almost in a big accident or almost run over by a car or train or something like that. I got to thinking about this the other day while I was riding my bicycle and was almost hit by a […]

Portales man pleads guilty to sex charges

CMI staff A Portales man has pleaded guilty to sex charges related to a 2011 sting operation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Morgan, 27, faces up to three years in jail for charges of soliciting a child using an electronic device for the purposes of engaging in a sexual act — a third-degree […]

Dangers abound for our furry friends

All they need is one little window of opportunity and it’s theirs. The list of things they should avoid is pretty long, and most of it comes part and parcel with the daily functions of being human — from chewing gum to a rainbow of medications. Yet most of them will chow, chomp and chew […]

Freshman Friday

By Christina Calloway For a long-standing tradition, the Lions Club Floyd Jamboree’s organizers love newcomers. Celebrating 64 years, Lions Club member Fred Patterson said new acts give the show and the house band a breath of fresh air. Friday night’s show featured two freshmen on the Jamboree stage among the mix of other veteran […]